Superfood Spotlight: Why Blueberries Are Great for a Dog’s Diet

Superfood Spotlight: Why Blueberries Are Great for a Dog’s Diet

Superfoods really are super

What are superfoods? They are foods like broccoli, salmon, raspberries, and blueberries that are rich in compounds like fiber, fatty acids, and antioxidants. They are considered to benefit a person’s—or dog’s—health. And blueberries are among the very top of the superfoods. Not only is it great for us humans to add these into our regular diets, but they are beneficial to a nutritious dog’s diet.

What makes blueberries so super?

Blueberries help to support your dog’s health with their many amazing nutritional benefits. They are rich in antioxidants which may help fight off diseases like cancer and heart disease. Blueberries are also high in fiber, low in calories, can help improve your dog’s night vision, and help prevent cell damage. Blueberries can even help promote mental function in older pets.

Check out this list of vitamins and minerals found in blueberries:

  • Calcium
  • Magnesium
  • Manganese
  • Phosphorus
  • Potassium
  • Vitamin A
  • Vitamin C
  • Vitamin K

How do blueberries impact our pet's lives for the better?

It’s important to feed your dog pet food you can trust that contains premium ingredients like blueberries and other superfood ingredients that will support your dog’s health. Blueberries have been known to boost immunity, retinal health, and urinary tract health.

Choosing the healthiest dog food for your pup can help them maintain a healthy weight, alleviate hip and joint issues, eliminate certain food allergies, and keep them healthier overall—which can also help you avoid some of those pricey vet bills.

What Open Farm recipes can you find blueberries in?

Open Farm has numerous freeze dried raw dog foods that all contain blueberries. Each recipe uses humanely-raised animal meat like beef, turkey, lamb, pork, and chicken, as well as wild-caught fish. And other nutritious ingredients like spinach, kale, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, squash, carrots, cranberries, and more!

But if you like the dog food you’re currently using—or you’re using one of Open Farm’s dry dog foods to feed your pup, but you want to add some blueberry superfood goodness—you can try the Goat Milk Antioxidant Blend.

It’s a liquid food topper that is made from the milk of humanely-raised goats that are grass-fed and pasture-raised. This is a great source of protein, healthy fats, and calcium. Plus it contains spinach, blueberries—of course—and raspberries, which are also high in antioxidants, dietary fibers, and have great anti-inflammatory properties.

You can feel great about using Open Farm, knowing that all of their ingredients are ethically and sustainably-sourced, and humanely-raised.

Not only will your pup—or cat—love the delicious taste of Open Farm’s pet food, toppers, supplements, and treats, but they will greatly benefit from the premium ingredients that will help support your pet’s health.

For other informative articles about pet health and nutrition, check out the Open Farm blog.

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